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, if you come visit us here in new york city over the holidays, you'll likely see just one of two cities. manhattan is glittering and bustling, and the streets are packed, the stores are packed and the tree out back is up. drive toward the coast, to the places on the water that were ruined by the storm three weeks ago, and you'll find that life has largely stood still. the good news, most people are finding a way to help their neighbors. that includes the rockaways on the coast of the south of here where a group of men all local dads who call themselves the gray beards are making a difference. their story tonight from nbc's katy tur. >> reporter: across the bay from the brightly lit new york city skyline, a donated generator powers a meeting of the gray beards. >> just knocking on every single door is not impossible. >> reporter: over a can of bud, this home grown charity is plotting a rockaway comeback. >> we have to remind people, we're all in the same boat. >> the group of 180 firefighters, cops, executives and lawyers are the guys who make new york city work. keep things safe, and si
tonight. and our chief foreign correspondent, richard engel is in gaza city, let's begin with you, richard. >> reporter: good evening, kate, israeli drones are still in the sky here, but for the first time no air strikes. and hamas is considering this a major victory, which it earned in blood. moments after the truce announcement, they came with flags, and drums and lots of guns, cheering death to israel, with a few deaths to americans mixed in. after a war hamas believes was its return to the world stage. people are coming out of their homes to join this spontaneous celebration. gaza has paid a heavy price, but here, they are convinced that hamas forced israel to accept the cease-fire. >> reporter: that price, more than 160 dead, health officials say, including 42 children. over 1200 injured, and dozens of buildings destroyed, many of them just hours before the cease-fire. >> this was israel's biggest target by far, the massive government complex, where hamas distributed all social services to the gaza strip. >> reporter: as we filmed, a sense of what the people had to endure. and the isr
was just getting started with her holiday shopping in new york city. >> not expecting to get a pair of boots but when you walk past these and they're only $30, how could you go wrong? >> reporter: just the attitude retailers are banking on that the crucial holiday shopping season off and running. >> i had to buy a suitcase to take home, because i've been shopping for about four days. don't tell anybody. >> reporter: the frenzy started on thanksgiving day when black friday early bird promotions turned into a feast for shoppers. those doorbuster deals on everything from flat screen tvs to must have toys, getting snapped up as consumers got swept up in the frenzy. sales are expected to grow a little over 4% this year with shoppers spending $586 billion. walmart released a statement calling it the best black friday ever. >> we had over 22 million customers in our store between 8:00 and midnight last night. >> reporter: macy's also saw record crowds. >> the line of incoming traffic never stopped, never ceased. >> reporter: as retail giants raked in the sales, small shop owners looked to
as a custodian at a new york city school. for close to 20 years, the kids at ps-87 knew him as the star of their school. earl carroll was 75. >>> men who are close to their in-laws are less likely to get divorced. this may seem like a common sense rule of the road to a lot of men, now it's science. this came out as actual research. men who remain close and get along with their wives' parents have a 20% lower divorce rate. strangely enough it's the opposite for women. when they're close to their in-laws the divorce rate goes up. the researchers say again, this is researchers saying this, that because many women interpret closeness with the in-laws as meddling by the in-laws. >>> our friends at the onion recently named kim jung-un their sexiest man alive for the year 2012. today the story was proudly picked up by the people's daily in china. what they didn't know about the onion, what we all know about the onion, the onion was only kidding. >>> up next, yoko ono in her own words on the breakup of the beatles and those rumors because of her. >>> tonight we get to hear something for the fir
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